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Icon Ambulance

One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated. As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said "Caller ID unknown". I choose to ignore.

After services, as I was walking to my car with my family, I checked my cell phone messages. The message left was from Steve Jobs. "Vic, can you call me at home? I have something urgent to discuss" it said.

Before I even reached my car, I called Steve Jobs back. I was responsible for all mobile applications at Google, and in that role, had regular dealings with Steve. It was one of the perks of the job.

"Hey Steve - this is Vic", I said. "I'm sorry I didn't answer your call earlier. I was in religious services, and the caller ID said unknown, so I didn't pick up".

Steve laughed. He said, "Vic, unless the Caller ID said 'GOD', you should never pick up during services".

I laughed nervously. After all, while it was customary for Steve to call during the week upset about something, it was unusual for him to call me on Sunday and ask me to call his home. I wondered what was so important?

"So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I've already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow" said Steve.

"I've been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I'm not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn't have the right yellow gradient. It's just wrong and I'm going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?"

Of course this was okay with me. A few minutes later on that Sunday I received an email from Steve with the subject "Icon Ambulance". The email directed me to work with Greg Christie to fix the icon.

Since I was 11 years old and fell in love with an Apple II, I have dozens of stories to tell about Apple products. They have been a part of my life for decades. Even when I worked for 15 years for Bill Gates at Microsoft, I had a huge admiration for Steve and what Apple had produced.

But in the end, when I think about leadership, passion and attention to detail, I think back to the call I received from Steve Jobs on a Sunday morning in January. It was a lesson I'll never forget. CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday.

To one of the greatest leaders I've ever met, my prayers and hopes are with you Steve.

-Vic
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micromanagement like a BOSS
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Read it for the conclusion. Can't beat that.
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Mano a Mano in El Bano is one of the best Internet battles of all time. Hahaha Fabio and Old Spice Guy are both awesome.
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YES OLDSPICEGUY
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much better astronaut quote than little step giant leap
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Woo! Google+ for iOS is out now :) Guess it wasn't being blockaded then ;)
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And I'm a lot less excited after using it
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Possibly the ugliest uwaterloo.ca subsite I've seen
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+Matt Lavrisa Probably got hacked by a competitor. LOL.
And one of the quickest way to fuck up a website under 2 minutes is probably Ctrl+F and replace all fonts with Comic Sans.
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Just think, we're not America bad yet. At least we'll still have a functional government in two weeks. And Rupert Murdoch doesn't own the country. I wouldn't necessarily agree it makes Harper look good but it should make you feel a little better :)
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Old Google account and Yahoo account successfully deleted :) Down to four email addresses now
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  • KnowRoaming
    Hardware / Software Developer, 2013 - 2013
  • University of Guelph
    Research Intern, 2012 - 2012
  • University of Waterloo
    Web/Technical Support Intern, Creative Services, 2011 - 2011
  • Ericsson
    Service Delivery Administrator, 2012 - 2012
  • Broadcom
    IC Design, 2014 - 2014
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Canadian tech enthusiast and Waterloo Engineering student
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A Canadian student in Waterloo Engineering who loves Apple products and writes for The Iron Warrior.
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    Nanotechnology Engineering, 2010 - present
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